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Partnership for Public Service

1100 New York Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20005

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Up from Poverty: How an Urban School Transformed the Lives and Families of Students in DC

Dr. Cleopatra Hargett-Lawton, Executive Director for the locally-based Institute for Teaching and Learning, will describe how the Perry School in DC recovered from long-term effects of poverty and propelled students into a better social and economic future. As an educational consultant helping transform poorly performing schools for over 40 years, Dr. Hargett-Lawton will highlight what obstacles the school faced, what resources it developed for improved instruction, and how it obtained family and community support for educational achievement. She will give her recommendations for school administrators, teachers, parents, and community leaders.

6:00pm - 6:30pm Social

6:30pm - 7:30pm Program

Light refreshments will be served.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Cleopatra Hargett-Lawton, Executive Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning, obtained a B.S. in Chemistry, an M.S in Special Education; and an Ed.D She has been an educator, author, researcher, and consultant. Currently, she provides strategic planning for educational programming, diversity and sensitivity training, and consults in special education, correctional education, teacher training, curriculum development, and school reform and restructuring. She may be reached at instituteforteachandlearn@gmail.com

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